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Of course they are promoting the highly anticipated Sam Raimi’s Oz The Great and Powerful.
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We believe that the character pictured above is Theodora, The Wicked Witch of The West, played by Mila Kunis in the upcoming Oz The Great and Powerful.
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Craig McDean photographed the 29 year old actress for the April cover of Marie Claire UK, promoting Oz The Great and Powerful. The Sam Raimi directed movie opens on March 08th.
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We love the 29 year old actress, but this cover is definitely listed in our 2013 worst March covers.
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The leading witches of Sam Raimi’s Oz The Great and Powerful (out on March 08th) are fronting the pastel-colored March cover from InStyle US. Will this be one of their best selling issues ever with three gorgeous ladies? We shall wait and see.
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Smoking hot MILA!
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Harper’s Bazaar US got a makeover last March with bigger size and new layout designed by Robert Derrick (formerly at British Vogue) and Stephen Gan. but we think the makeover didn’t matter much on their newsstands cover. It’s still boring, repetitive, and unattractive. Perhaps, Carine Roitfeld appointment as Harper’s Bazaar‘s Global Fashion Director last October could bring something fresh to this Glenda Bailey‘s monthly edited fashion publication. But we are doubting that, until we see her first collaboration with the magazine next March.
Their March, April, September and November issue are quite interesting. Maybe it’s because their sleek new fonts and a great Gwyneth Paltrow shot? Maybe it’s because Mila Kunis? Maybe because the bold pink Alexis Mabille headpiece that popped? Or maybe because the matching gold backdrop and dress? Only those four newsstands covers that stole our attention this year.
The subscriber covers were quite decent this year and to be honest, they are even better than the newsstand version. Our favourite pick for subs are Rihanna‘s August, Gwen‘s September and Kate Hudson‘s October issue. The rest of the cover star slot were given to Demi Moore/February (Ugh, worst cover of the year!), Penelope Cruz/May, Kate Moss/June-July, and Taylor Swift/December-January 2013.
It seems like Elle UK‘s cover budget is decreasing this year because almost every single cover shot was taken at studio. But who knows, even if it’s taken at studio, perhaps it was located far away from Elle UK‘s HQ. And only God knows the total amount of money they’ve paid to book those major cover stars this year. The budget probably increased instead of decreased.
This year, the Lorraine Candy-edited monthly fashion magazine (Jenny Dickinson helmed the magazine for a brief moment while Mrs.Candy had her pregnancy leave) had two cover shots outdoor, featuring Kristen Stewart and David Beckham respectively. Beckham‘s covers easily triumphed the emotionless front pages of Kristen Stewart. The colors on K-Stew‘s covers were lovely, but she failed to give sparks on the eyes. FYI, David Beckham made history because he was the first solo male cover star for the magazine.
We loved it when Elle UK used colored backdrop, because the results weren’t boring like when they used white. Just look on how boring was the May issue with Emily Blunt (the subs was way better), September with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, October with Gwen Stefani and November issue with Jessie J (her subs also better than the newsstand version). Those gorgeous dresses can’t saved the images from being dull. There’s an exception though. The January covers with Lady Gaga was interesting because of the bright outfits and minimal text.
Young, talented and bright actors Dakota Fanning (our favourite cover star!) and Mila Kunis landed their very first Elle UK cover this year. The 18 year old was photographed by David Slijper, while the 29 year old former face of Miss Dior handbags was snapped by Doug Inglish. The rest of the cover stars are having better subscriber covers than the newsstands, in our opinion. We are loving those simple, minimalist and no-fuss images of Alexa Chung, Ashley Olsen and Cameron Diaz over their newsstands version.
Overall it’s a hit-and-miss year for Elle UK. But, we are looking forward for their next year’s line up already. Especially after they released their first 2013 cover star, Kylie Minogue (her 7th covers for the magazine!), and it looks promising.
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Glamour US gets a major make over this year, both inside layout and on the covers. Starting with their March issue featuring Amanda Seyfried, photographed awkwardly by Ellen Von Unwerth, who shot four other front pages this year.
You’ll noticed that they used bolder layout, colorful fonts and unusual poses on the covers. Sometimes it’s a hit (April with Jennifer Lawrence, June with Carrie Underwood, October with Emma Watson, and December with Selena Gomez), but mostly they’re miss (May with Lauren Conrad, July with Julianne Hough, August with Mila Kunis, September with Victoria Beckham, and November with Taylor Swift).
You can still see their “old” cover layout in this year’s January and February edition which featuring Kardashian Sisters and Rachel McAdams respectively. We missed the old simple yet distinct Glamour cover layout, but we are looking forward to see their 2013 line up. Dear Cynthia Leive, please produce better covers next year with more exciting cover stars.
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